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How to Hang Curtains for a Party

By Edited May 18, 2015 0 1

Party curtains are lengths of plastic or fabric curtains that add festivity to a party room. Party curtains are often used to disguise a school gym or basement and turn it into a fun space. There are several ways to hang metallic curtains: with tension spring rods or other curtain rods, by mounting curtains on the wall or from ceiling or by using spring clamps to hang the curtains across large spaces. 


  • Party curtains
  • Spring curtain rods
  • Pushpins
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Spring clamps
  • Craft wire
  • Power screwdriver
  • Ceiling mount brackets

Step 1

Determine where you want to hang the curtains. You can use the curtains to block light from windows, cover unsightly walls, divide a room into smaller sections, block doorways or as a backdrop for a photo shoot. Try differenet placemnets for birthday parties, holiday parties and everyday parties. 

Step 2

Use spring curtain rods to hang the curtains in windows and doorways. Slide the curtain onto the rod. Place the rod between the window or doorway. Twist the rod clockwise until the rod is slightly longer than the frame. Place one side of the rod in the frame, then push gently to shorten the rod enough to get it to fit inside the frame. The tension in the rod will hold it in place. This kind of curtain will only work for smaller areas and is not suitable for hanging curtains across entire walls or as room dividers.

Step 3

Mark the desired placement of the curtains that will extend along a long wall or across the ceiling, such as to divide a room. Use a pencil to place a dot on the wall or ceiling where you want to hang the curtains.

Step 4

Hang the curtain from the wall or ceiling using pushpins. Push the pin through the fabric of the curtain into the wall or ceiling. You can also use a staple gun to temporarily staple the fabric to the ceiling or walls. 

Step 5

Use spring clamps if the curtain material is too heavy for pushpins, or in a high-traffic area. Clamp the ends of the curtain with a spring clamp. Attach a piece of wire to the other side of the clamp. Tie the end of the wire around a door frame or pushpin in the wall to help secure the curtain in place. Cover spring clamps with balloons or other decorations to hide the ugly clamp.

Step 6

Hang the curtains with ceiling brackets for a more permanent and stable hanging option. Screw ceiling curtain rod brackets into ceiling joists using a power screwdriver. Thread the curtains onto a curtain rod and place the rod inside the ceiling brackets. 



Feb 3, 2014 4:30am
Nice article on how to hang curtains. But you should be extremely careful while using string curtains. Read the article http://ezinearticles.com/?String-Curtains-or-Pet-Killers?&id=8192777 to know the dangers of using string curtains and how to avoid them.
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